One year when I was unemployed I applied for one of those temporary seasonal jobs at UPS and got hired. We were told that some of us would be put to work almost immediately and others would only get a few hours close to Christmas. It just depended on the office and their needs.
I wasn't called until about December 20, and I worked a total of about fifteen hours. What does my paycheck turn out to be? $2.43. Yup, you read that right. I turned right around and drove back, and the manager looked extremely exasperated. He said, "What do you want?" I want to be paid for the hours I worked!" I cried.
Later, I told my regular UPS guy about this and he nodded. Apparently, the drivers check their pay because everyone has to work so fast that mistakes like this are more than common. I certainly had my view of UPS altered considerably--and it wasn't on the favorable side.